Andrew Lloyd Webber - Jesus Christ Superstar (1970) {2021, 50th Anniversary, Remastered, Japanese Edition}

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Andrew Lloyd Webber - Jesus Christ Superstar (1970) {2021, 50th Anniversary, Remastered, Japanese Edition}

Andrew Lloyd Webber - Jesus Christ Superstar (1970) {2021, 50th Anniversary, Remastered, Japanese Edition}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 634 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 228 Mb
Covers Included | 00:43:52 + 00:43:16 | RAR 5% Recovery
Rock Opera / Art Rock / Progressive Rock / Classic Rock / Musical
Decca Broadway / Universal Music #UICY-16019/20

Jesus Christ Superstar started life as a most improbable concept album from an equally unlikely label, Decca Records, which had not, until then, been widely known for groundbreaking musical efforts. It was all devised by then 21-year-old composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and 25-year-old lyricist Tim Rice. Jesus Christ Superstar had been conceived as a stage work, but lacking the funds to get it produced, the two collaborators instead decided to use an album as the vehicle for introducing the piece, a fairly radical rock/theater hybrid about the final days in the life of Jesus as seen from the point of view of Judas. If its content seemed daring (and perhaps downright sacrilegious), the work, a "sung-through" musical echoing operatic and oratorio traditions, was structurally perfect for an album; just as remarkable as its subject matter was the fact that its musical language was full-blown rock music…

Yes - The Quest (2021) {Japanese Blu-Spec CD2}

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Yes - The Quest (2021) {Japanese Blu-Spec CD2}

Yes - The Quest (2021) {Japanese Blu-Spec CD2}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 426 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 152 Mb
Full Scans ~ 60 Mb | 00:47:50 + 00:13:43 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock | Sony Records Int'l #SICP-31482-3

The Quest is the twenty-second studio album by English progressive rock band Yes, released on 1 October 2021 by InsideOut Music and Sony Music. It is their first studio album featuring Billy Sherwood since The Ladder (1999), having replaced founding bassist Chris Squire following his death in 2015, and their first without any original members. It was produced by guitarist Steve Howe. After completing touring commitments in July 2019, Yes began to collaborate on new material by exchanging ideas for songs online. The subsequent COVID-19 pandemic caused all touring to be cancelled in March 2020, which presented the opportunity for them to focus on the album during lockdown. When the songs had been arranged, the album was recorded in California and England and orchestral arrangements by Paul K. Joyce were performed by the FAMES Orchestra in North Macedonia. Frontman Jon Davison was the main lyricist, who wrote about various themes including hope, optimism, and environmental issues.

Van Der Graaf Generator - The Aerosol Grey Machine (1969) {2021, Japanese Reissue, Remastered, Limited Edition}

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Van Der Graaf Generator - The Aerosol Grey Machine (1969) {2021, Japanese Reissue, Remastered, Limited Edition}

Van Der Graaf Generator - The Aerosol Grey Machine (1969) {2021, Japanese Reissue, Remastered, Limited Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 426 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 173 Mb
Scans Included | 01:09:19 | RAR 5% Recovery
Psychedelic Rock, Progressive Rock, Art Rock | Belle Antique #BELLE 213481

The Aerosol Grey Machine is the debut studio album by English progressive rock band Van der Graaf Generator. It was released in 1969 by record label Mercury. The album was originally intended as a solo album by the band's lead singer and main songwriter, Peter Hammill. When the band signed with Charisma Records, a deal was worked out whereby The Aerosol Grey Machine would be released under the Van der Graaf Generator name, in return for Mercury Records releasing Hammill from his earlier contract with it. The initial edition contained the song "Giant Squid", later pressings removed this track and replaced it with the single b-side "Necromancer". The album was reissued on CD in 1997 by the German company Repertoire Records, using the second-edition running order of the album and featuring the first single as bonus tracks.

Billy F Gibbons - Stepping Out Of ZZ Top: Rare And Unreleased Vol. 1 & 2 (2021)

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Billy F Gibbons - Stepping Out Of ZZ Top: Rare And Unreleased Vol. 1 & 2 (2021)

Billy F Gibbons - Stepping Out Of ZZ Top: Rare And Unreleased Vol. 1 & 2 (2021)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 1,05 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 369 Mb
Full Scans ~ 12 Mb | 01:17:26 + 01:15:51 | RAR 5% Recovery
Boogie Rock, Blues Rock, Hard Rock, Blues | Concord Records | Unofficial Release

William Frederick Gibbons is an American rock musician who is the guitarist and primary vocalist of ZZ Top. He began his career in the Moving Sidewalks, who recorded Flash (1968) and opened four dates for the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Gibbons formed ZZ Top in late 1969 and released ZZ Top's First Album in early 1971. Gibbons possesses a gravelly bass-baritone singing voice and is known for his bluesy, groove based guitar style. He is also noted, along with ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill, for his chest-length beard. Gibbons has made appearances with other artists and acted on television shows, most notably Bones. In 2001, Rolling Stone named him the 32nd greatest guitarist of all time.

Jeff Lynne's ELO - Wembley Or Bust (2017) {2021, Blu-Spec CD2, Japanese Limited Edition}

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Jeff Lynne's ELO - Wembley Or Bust (2017) {2021, Blu-Spec CD2, Japanese Limited Edition}

Jeff Lynne's ELO - Wembley Or Bust (2017) {2021, Blu-Spec CD2, Japanese Limited Edition}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 754 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 254 Mb
Covers Included | 00:48:35 + 00:50:02 | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop Rock, Art Rock, Classic Rock | Sony Records Int'l #SICP-31449-50

Jeff Lynne revived Electric Light Orchestra in 2015 – due to legal reasons, they were now called Jeff Lynne's ELO – releasing a comeback album called Alone in the Universe and steadily mounting a return to the road. Several dates happened in 2016, but the tour reached its apex in June 2017, when the group played in front of 60,000 people at London's Wembley Stadium. Released five months after that June 24 gig, Wembley or Bust – which was accompanied by a concert film – features the entirety of the gig, and if it's not heard too closely, it could sometimes be mistaken for an ELO greatest-hits album. Lynne re-creates the arrangements of his studio work throughout the concert; even when the Traveling Wilburys' "Handle with Care" is hauled out, it sounds like it did on record. The vocals are where the seams show, as Lynne is a little rougher and lower than he was at his peak. Although this is a noticeable difference, it's hardly enough to mar what amounts to a thoroughly enjoyable – and perhaps a tad triumphant – return to live performance for Jeff Lynne.

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Street Survivors (1977) {2008, Deluxe Edition 30th Anniversary}

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Lynyrd Skynyrd - Street Survivors (1977) {2008, Deluxe Edition 30th Anniversary}

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Street Survivors (1977) {2008, Deluxe Edition 30th Anniversary}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 721 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 261 Mb
Scans (JPG, 300 dpi) ~ 69 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Southern Rock, Boogie Rock | Geffen Records #B0010608-02 / BMG Direct #D223557

Sometimes, expanded Deluxe Editions don't seem to have much of a purpose outside of marketing: the second disc will contain a clearinghouse of B-sides and remixes or a live show, not adding much to the story of the original album. That's not the case with the Deluxe Edition of Lynyrd Skynyrd's final album, Street Survivors – it's a Deluxe Edition that fills out the final chapter of the original band's career by presenting the complete original version of the album, recorded with legendary producer Tom Dowd at Criteria Studios but scrapped when the group's live sound engineer Kevin Elson argued that these versions sounded lifeless.

Mourning Widows - Mourning Widows (1998) {Japanese Edition}

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Mourning Widows - Mourning Widows (1998) {Japanese Edition}

Mourning Widows - Mourning Widows (1998) {Japanese Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 473 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 164 Mb
Full Scans ~ 26 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Alternative Rock, Hard Rock | Polydor K.K. #POCP-7294

Mourning Widows was a musical project led by former Extreme guitarist Nuno Bettencourt. The band was formed in 1997, and they released two albums during their career. Despite not being widely released in the United States, both albums were successful in Japan. Bettencourt formed the band after the moderate success of his 1996 solo album, Schizophonic. The band's sound went back to a funkier guitar-driven rock reminiscent of Extreme, while still having post-grunge and alternative influences. After the end of the Furnished Souls For Rent tour, in 2001, Nuno decided to dismiss the band and released a record as Population 1, mostly recorded by himself. That became the name of his new band too, which would later become DramaGods.

Skid Row - 34 Hours (1971) {1992, Japan 1st Press}

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Skid Row - 34 Hours (1971) {1992, Japan 1st Press}

Skid Row - 34 Hours (1971) {1992, Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 211 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 91 Mb
Covers Included | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues Rock, Hard Rock | Epic / Sony Records #ESCA-5533

Not to be confused with the platinum-selling glam metal miscreants active in the late 1980s, the original Skid Row blazed a much overlooked trail some 20 years prior, as one of Ireland's earliest contributors to the hard rock field. Skid Row began to coalesce in Dublin, Ireland in October 1967, around vocalist Philip Lynott, bassist Brendan "Brush" Shiels, drummer Noel Bridgeman, and guitarist Bernard Cheevers, who would be replaced the following January by a 16-year-old prodigy hailing from Belfast, north of the border, named Gary Moore. The quartet threw itself into playing pubs and working men's clubs so as to develop their chops and repertoire, eventually recording a 1969 single for Irish label Songs Records entitled "New Places, Old Faces".

Gary Moore - Still Got The Blues (1990) {Japan 1st Press}

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Gary Moore - Still Got The Blues (1990) {Japan 1st Press}

Gary Moore - Still Got The Blues (1990) {Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 339 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 140 Mb
Covers Included | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues Rock, Electric Blues | Virgin Japan Ltd. #VJCP-7

Still Got the Blues is the eighth solo studio album by Northern Irish guitarist Gary Moore, released in 1990. It marked a substantial change in style for Moore, who, prior to this album, was predominantly known for rock and hard rock music with Skid Row, Thin Lizzy, G-Force, Greg Lake and during his own extensive solo career, as well as his jazz-fusion work with Colosseum II. As evidenced by its title, Still Got the Blues saw him delve into an electric blues style. The album features guest contributions from Albert King, Albert Collins and George Harrison. The title track was released as a single and reached No. 97 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album reached No. 83 on the Billboard 200 on 16 February 1991, then was certified gold on November 1995. This was the most successful album both in sales and chart positions from Gary Moore in the US.

VA - Alligator Records 35X35: 35 songs, 35 Years Of Genuine Houserockin' Music (2006)

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VA - Alligator Records 35X35: 35 songs, 35 Years Of Genuine Houserockin' Music (2006)

VA - Alligator Records 35X35: 35 songs, 35 Years Of Genuine Houserockin' Music (2006)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 1,03 Gb | Scans ~ 90 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues, Modern Electric Blues, Blues Rock | Alligator Records #ALCD120/21

After 35 years and the release of over 2800 contemporary blues tracks, it's safe to say that Bruce Iglauer's Alligator Records is the world's premier blues label, particularly if sheer numbers are factored in, and while the label's releases tend to sound mind-numbingly similar sometimes, this two-disc overview of Alligator's history shows how much raw vitality the blues still has in its tank. Alligator Records 35X35, arranged chronologically and featuring a selection drawn from each of the artist's debut albums with Alligator, gets rolling right where it all began, with Hound Dog Taylor's "She's Gone" from 1971, and marches through to 2004, closing the second disc with a stunning version of "See That My Grave Is Kept Clean" (here called "A Dying Man's Plea") by the great Mavis Staples, who makes clear the deep affinity of gospel to the blues, or vice versa, since the two forms philosophically complete each other, the way Saturday marches straight into Sunday.

Diana Krall - Quiet Nights (2009) {CD+DVD, Deluxe Edition}

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Diana Krall - Quiet Nights (2009) {CD+DVD, Deluxe Edition}

Diana Krall - Quiet Nights (2009) {CD+DVD, Deluxe Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 338 Mb | Scans Included
DVD5 | MPEG-2, NTSC 720x480 (4:3), 29.970 fps, VBR ~ 6118 kb/s
DD 2.0, 48.0 kHz/16 bits, 192 kb/s | 43:00 | ~ 2,25 Gb | RAR 5% Recovery
Vocal Jazz, Bossa Nova, Contemporary Jazz | Verve #460502670327

Bossa nova is not unfamiliar to Diana Krall, but 2009's Quiet Nights is her first record devoted to the gently swaying rhythm. Teaming up again with arranger Claus Ogerman, who last worked with Krall on 2001's The Look of Love and who also frequently collaborated with bossa nova godfather Antonio Carlos Jobim, Krall winds up with a mellow, lazy album that recalls the relaxed late-night sophistication of Jobim's duet album with Frank Sinatra, which Ogerman also happened to arrange and conduct. It's not just the sound, it's the songs: how '60s standards like Bacharach/David's "Walk on By" sit next to three Jobim tunes, a song by Marcos Valle ("So Nice"), and a few American Songbook standards placed at the beginning, the better to ease listeners into purer bossa nova at the end.

Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (1977) {1995, Japanese Reissue}

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Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (1977) {1995, Japanese Reissue}

Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (1977) {1995, Japanese Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 325 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 118 Mb
Full Scans | RAR 5% Recovery
Punk Rock | Virgin / Toshiba EMI Ltd. #VJCP-3215

The phenomenally successful "Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols", the only studio album by the English punk rock group Sex Pistols., released on 28 October 1977 by Virgin Records. At the time of its release, the band was already extremely controversial, having sworn on live TV, been fired from two record labels, and been banned from playing live in most parts of England. The album's title added to that controversy, with some people finding the word "bollocks" offensive. Many record stores refused to carry the album and some record charts refused to list the album, showing just a blank space instead.

Cheap Trick - One On One (1982) {2017, Japan Blu-Spec CD2, Expanded & Remastered}

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Cheap Trick - One On One (1982) {2017, Japan Blu-Spec CD2, Expanded & Remastered}

Cheap Trick - One On One (1982) {2017, Japan Blu-Spec CD2, Expanded & Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 509 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 165 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 63 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock, Power Pop | Epic / Sony Music #SICP 31068

Tom Petersson left Cheap Trick following the George Martin-produced All Shook Up, and the band was somewhat left in a lurch, recording 1982’s One on One largely without a bassist; eventual replacement Jon Brant is on record and on the cover, but he’s obscured by a picture of Rick Nielsen, possibly because the guitarist handled the bulk of the basslines on the LP. In any case, One on One finds Cheap Trick rebounding from Martin with a slick, punchy, AOR record, hemmed in a bit by stiff sequenced rhythms – you can almost feel Bun E. Carlos straining against the metronome – but sparkling in its analog synths and pumped-up guitars. No, it’s not as ballsy as Cheap Trick’s best, but its glossy glimmer is appealing, a combination of heavy metal roar and new wave strut, and would be more so if the songs were just a bit tighter.

The Beatles - 1963: BBC Sessions (2017)

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The Beatles - 1963: BBC Sessions (2017)

The Beatles - 1963: BBC Sessions (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 134 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 110 Mb
Full Scans | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop Rock, Rock & Roll, Beat | Copacetic Records #CSPC001-CD

1963 BBC sessions not on the official "Live At The BBC" albums, feature fantastic R&B covers and some of their best early originals.

Gary Moore - Parisienne Walkways: Jet To The Best (2014) {HQCD, K2HD Mastering, Japan Only Release}

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Gary Moore - Parisienne Walkways: Jet To The Best (2014) {HQCD, K2HD Mastering, Japan Only Release}

Gary Moore - Parisienne Walkways: Jet To The Best (2014) {HQCD, K2HD Mastering, Japan Only Release}
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 593 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 197 Mb
Covers Included | RAR 5% Recovery
Classic Rock, Blues Rock, Hard Rock | Victor Entertainment #VICP-75135

2014 Japanese 17-track remastered audiophile CD album with K2HD coding. One more Japanese compilation by Victor Entertainment with songs from the Jet Records years, but this time you can also find a rare single B-side song in the tracklist, what definitely makes worth to have this new CD release. "Trust Your Lovin'" was originally released on "You" - the second G-Force single - in July 1980, and this is the first time that it is released on CD officially. The other songs are from the Jet albums "G-Force", "Dirty Fingers" and "Live At The Marquee". Fans and collectors already knew this song from the vinyl single or from bootleg compilations, but finally now it is available for everyone who would like to have the 'missing' G-Force recording. Although this quality Japanese import CD is not cheap, but definitely will be a nice addition to your Gary Moore collection.